Subject: Re: Autonice bugging my but!
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Ty Sarna <email@example.com>
Date: 01/17/1996 15:53:20
In article <199601170347.WAA26255@repeat.pci.on.ca>,
David Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> [ about the autonice 'feature' ]
> >>>>> "matthew" == matthew green <email@example.com> writes:
> matthew> i agree. i totally hate it.
> So... why don't we make this a kernel 'option' if there's
> anyone who actually wants the feature.
> option AUTORENICE=10 # (minutes)
Why not a sysctl? Let the default value be 600, and if you don't want
it, set it to an extremely high value. Or better, have the sysctl
get/set code for that variable make a set of 0 mean ULONG_MAX, and read
ULONG_MAX as 0. I don't see a good reason why this would have to be a
compile-time option, so better to make it run-time settable.